Recently at Taylor High School, New Stevenston, myself, the Social Subjects Department and S1 pupils were involved in a creative writing workshop that focused the theme of ‘Treasure’. This was part of the Library’s programme of activities to celebrate Scottish Book Week 2013.
S1 pupils were asked to write and design a postcard from their ‘Most treasured place in Scotland.’ This was inspired by the Scottish Book Trust’s free book called ‘Treasure’. A similar event was run by both departments last year. However, this year there was a new twist to the workshop with pupils choosing a member of staff to write their postcard to.
This event was extremely successful with many pupils taking their postcards home to complete. Pupils’ feedback has been very encouraging. It was also very inspiring to see pupils’ positive view of the world around them.
As a result, I wrote an article to promote the work of staff and pupils, which was posted on the Scottish Book Trust website.
It was also posted on a blog called ‘Storify’.
Well done to all the pupils and staff involved.